Summer Programs for Middle School


Raleigh Middle School Camp I: June 26 – 29, 2017
Raleigh Middle School Camp II: July 10 – 14, 2017
Raleigh Girls Middle School Video Game Design Camp: July 17 - 21, 2017

Camps I and II are held on the main campus of NC State University, and the curriculum is new every year.  Rising 6th through 8th graders may attend either week of camp, but not both. The girls computer gaming camp is held on Centennial Campus and curriculum remains similar year to year.  Click on the links below to find out all of the important information.

Camp Logistics

Camp Hours
Students can be dropped off between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. and are picked up between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.

Camp Location
Detailed drop-off and pick-up locations will be provided upon acceptance. Camps are held on NC State's North and Centennial campuses. Students may take brief field trips to other campus locations or nearby engineering locations.

Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. All dietary needs will be accommodated.

Camp Staff
Camp will be staffed by schoolteachers, engineering students and NC State engineering staff members.  The staff-to-student ratio is approximately 1:8.

A Typical Day at Camp

Camp I and II activities will cover a variety of engineering fields and skills. At 9 a.m. students begin the morning by receiving a new engineering challenge. Students then split into small teams, working together to investigate the problem and find a solution. Students have plenty of break time and outside time to balance the challenging and fun design work they are completing. There is never a dull moment at the engineering camp. At the end of the day, all students gather to present their tested and improved designs. We usually have one field trip at camp related to projects on which the students are working.

The Girls Middle School Video Game Design Camp will focus on computer engineering design challenges. Activities involve designing computer games, animated stories or helpful computer applications. No prior programming experience is necessary. You will work together and learn everything you need to know to be successful!

Camp Fees

  • Total Cost: $400 for a week of camp (including daily lunch).
  • Total amount: Total amount is due May 5, 2017.
  • Financial Aid: A limited amount of financial aid may be available for families who demonstrate financial need. To be considered, families must submit the financial aid application included in the application website.

Applying to Camp

All students entering 6th through 8th grade in Fall 2017 are welcome to apply. Home-schooled students are encouraged to apply, as well. Only girls will be allowed to apply for the Girls Middle School Game Maker camp.

Applying Online
The only way to apply is via our online application tool, which will be available between January 9 and March 24, 2017. Look for the large red button on the top right corner of this Web page. Please bookmark the site so you can return to it to complete your application and check on the status.

Application Components
Your son or daughter is required to submit short personal answers to these two questions:

  • Why do you want to attend engineering camp?
  • What have you recently learned that excited you?

The submission is typed into the online application.

Application Time Line
The deadline to apply is March 24 2017. You will be notified of acceptance by April 17, 2017. Full payments are due on May 5, 2017.

Admission Decisions
Admissions decisions will be based on student interest as determined by his or her response of two short personal statements noted in Application Components above. Acceptance is not first come, first served—preference will not be given to early applicants. In recent years, we have not had enough room for all of the students who were interested in attending camp. If you applied to camp last year, and we were unable to find a spot for you, we will make an extra effort to find a place for you this year


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